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Bikers show up to protect mourners from Westboro Baptist protest
Cochrane Times ^ | 12/19/12 | Cochrane Times

Posted on 12/20/2012 11:44:18 AM PST by raccoonradio

Bikers seem to have thwarted attempts by the Westboro Baptist Church to protest the funeral of Newtown, Conn., shooting victim Principal Dawn Hochsprung.

The vocal right-wing Christian group, whose website is godhatesfags.com, produced a video called "God Sent the Shooter," and has blamed the massacre on gay marriage. It put Hochsprung's funeral on its online "picket schedule."

But there was no sign of the church group, as local newspaper the Newtown Patch live-blogged throughout the day with updates, and reported that people had arrived from as far away as Massachusetts to protect the mourners -- just in case.

Bikers from New York formed a formidable-looking wall of motorcyles.

Late in the day the Patch wrote: "Applause erupted in the crowd ... as it was announced that members of the Westboro Baptist Church were not coming to protest at the wake."

As of Wednesday afternoon, nearly a quarter million people had signed a WhiteHouse.gov petition -- created Dec. 14, the day of the Sandy Hook shooting -- to "legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group."


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KEYWORDS: bikers; newtown; westborobaptist
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To: raccoonradio
Great and many thanks PGR

We in the ALR salute you and will stand with you ANYTIME

21 posted on 12/20/2012 12:12:48 PM PST by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: mylife

Someone posted a couple of years ago about the background of these supposed “Baptists.” The leader of it and some of the women were big lefties and as I recall, one of them was even with Code Pink at one point (another group that used staged events to provoke). Look at the way some of the women are dressed: a parody of what they apparently think the hillbilly Baptist Bibles-and-guns crowd of their fantasies looks like.

I think you’d probably find that they actually are leftists and this is basically a sort of false flag operation. Because the Baptist structure is so loose, just about any group can call themselves a “Baptist church,” and there’s really no way of controlling it.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 12:13:18 PM PST by livius
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To: raccoonradio

Right Wing Group?

BULL DROPPINGS!!!!!

LEFT WING GROUP posing as Christians..

Regardless of our feelings right wingers and Christians have RESPECT for those who have died and their survivors.


23 posted on 12/20/2012 12:13:29 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: LearsFool

You do mean the actual sin of murder as commited by the shooter, don’t you?...not sin in general as commited by mankind, that would not make sense.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 12:13:41 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: LearsFool

It’s because that idea is foolish. There are insane people in this world, the shooter is one.


25 posted on 12/20/2012 12:15:07 PM PST by EEGator
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To: G Larry

That’s why the middle is the only logical, balanced position to take...


26 posted on 12/20/2012 12:15:09 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: raccoonradio

Dem Mudder Friking Bustards have my respect.
—— on the other hand, I bet if I sat down with them and had a beer or two, we would probably get along quite well - despite their rough exterior(s).


27 posted on 12/20/2012 12:16:24 PM PST by jongaltsr
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To: heartwood

don’t know. I would not touch whitehouse.gov with a 10 foot pole. Probably end up on some watch list and on Obama’s fund raising mail list.


28 posted on 12/20/2012 12:16:35 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: livius

They are “slip and fall” Lawyers.


29 posted on 12/20/2012 12:18:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Yup.

And they know better than to provoke a slew of bikers.


30 posted on 12/20/2012 12:18:44 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

It isn’t near as much fun to sue when your hands are in a cast and you can’t sign the complaint...


31 posted on 12/20/2012 12:23:45 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: raccoonradio
“The vocal right-wing Christian group”

I applaud the bikers for their actions but the article is dishonest. The Westboro Baptist Church is not a "right-wing Christian Group". It was founded by and is headed by Fred Phelps. It is just Phelps and a few members of his family.

Phelps is a long time leftist trial lawyer and member of the Democrat Party. He sued individuals and companies for discrimination and got Democrat bureaucrats to help him. He ran for office as a Democrat. He is a committed leftist. He is not a Christian. His small group of family members is not a church. It is an organization that tries to disrupt funerals of deceased servicemen and provoke family members at their time of grief to create a possible lawsuit.

It claims to be anti-gay. That is a lie. Phelp’s small group NEVER attacks gay events or gay rights organizations. They only go after Christians with deceased family members at their funerals. They provoke and file lawsuits. They claim their right of freedom of speech and freedom of religion allows them to disrupt funerals and provoke grieving family members. The ACLU and other leftist groups strongly support Phelps and have filed lawsuits on his behalf.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/07/22/AR2006072200643.html

One of their lawsuits went to the Supreme Court.

32 posted on 12/20/2012 12:24:15 PM PST by detective
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To: raccoonradio

SPJNK.


33 posted on 12/20/2012 12:26:37 PM PST by carriage_hill (Have A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!)
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To: LearsFool

I brought it up but no one was interested! I said:

Let’s start informing said students that it is not just against the law to murder people - it’s a SIN as well!

Let’s put the fear of God into them.


34 posted on 12/20/2012 12:31:57 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: raccoonradio
WB aren't right-wing or Christians. At best they are a bunch of kooks. At worst they are a false-flag operation orchestrated by the left to embarass fundamentalist Christians and build popular support for repealing constitutional protection for religious expression.

My money is on the latter.

35 posted on 12/20/2012 12:57:36 PM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: rarestia

This is something *everybody* should be very aware of, and never let pass:

Fred Phelps was always a registered democrat and ran for office as Democrat several times. And he and the rest of the ilk had a close, personal relationship with the Gore family. Pics of the Phelpses and Gores together are out there, but you don’t see them much.


36 posted on 12/20/2012 1:00:19 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: donna

I don’t think that works that well. I bet all the so-called religious persons, irregardless of their faith, that have commited murder throughout history, know that. You can’t put fear into someone that doesn’t care, and you can’t make people care.


37 posted on 12/20/2012 1:02:18 PM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to, otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: martin_fierro

Hooligan ping.


38 posted on 12/20/2012 1:08:01 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: LearsFool
Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

Many Americans and most young Americans believe that it is ignorant and foolish to consider the spiritual consequences of one's actions. They laugh and say that we should not fear the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Then they go back to doing whatever seems right in their own eyes.

It isn't surprising that blood flows in our streets.

39 posted on 12/20/2012 1:08:47 PM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: LearsFool
But let someone suggest that sin is the root of the problem and even Christians trip over one another in their rush to disown such an idea.

Sin is at the root of ALL of the problems in the world. As far as this specific instance -- the shooter's sin, certainly. But I would lay the blame more squarely on kicking Jesus out of the school house, originally.

40 posted on 12/20/2012 1:10:31 PM PST by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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